|Hometown:||North Kingston, RI|
|High School:||North Kingston High School|
Why did you choose to come to the Coast Guard Academy? I always knew that I wanted to be in the military and the Academy offered this, with a small school atmosphere. Staying in New England was definitely a plus and being close to home is nice as well.
How long have you been sailing? How did you start sailing? I started taking sailing lessons when I was 8 years old at Wickford Yacht Club in Wickford, RI. I was sailing before this, with my parents out of the club, and have kept up with it ever since. I sailed Optis and Lasers at WYC before getting into team racing at North Kingstown High School.
What is your favorite thing about the sailing team at Coast Guard? My favorite thing about the team are the people on it. Everyone brings a unique personality and makes the whole team a great thing to be a part of.
What other activities/positions/clubs are you involved with on campus? Outside of sailing and studying, I take part in SPIA, a club on campus for Government majors. Through SPIA, great opportunities in the realm of guest lecturers and trips are available that provide a closer look into the government.
What is the sailing achievement that you are most proud of? My greatest sailing achievement is completing the 2012 Newport to Bermuda Race with the Academy's Summer Ocean Racing program. Completing this long distance event was a great highlight from the summer.
What are your future sailing plans and career goals after graduation? I plan on continuing to sail wherever I go after graduation. Hopefully I can continue to sail dinghies. Keelboats and offshore events are an area that I will definitely try to get into as well.
Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you. People on the team might not know that the last year I competitively sailed, besides my high school team, was the summer after my sophomore year.